The United States Polo Association (USPA), the national governing body for the sport of polo, announced today that the USPA Board of Governors has elected new officers: Joseph Meyer as Chairman; Edward R. Campbell III as President; Thomas Gose as Secretary and Samuel A. Ramirez Jr. as Treasurer.
The USPA also wants to show their sincere appreciation to the outgoing Chairman, Chuck Weaver, whose leadership has provided a platform to guide this organization and allow the USPA to flourish into perpetuity. Mr. Weaver has been appointed as an Illinois State Senator where his experience with the USPA will ensure his success in this endeavor.
In addition, the USPA is grateful to former Secretary Daniel Walker, for his dedication and devotion to the sport of polo. Mr. Walker enhanced the secretary position by adding transparency and supportive management during the election processes.
The USPA is honored to recognize the leadership, dedication and accomplishments of outgoing Chief Executive Officer, Peter Rizzo. Mr. Rizzo has been a member of the association since 1967 and served as CEO for the past 12 years. During his 12 year leadership tenure Mr. Rizzo exponentially grew the annual budget, developed a staff driven concept that included the inception of the Polo Development, Umpires and Marketing LLCs. Mr. Rizzo will continue to provide resources as a consultant and will serve as the Handicap Chairman of the Florida circuit.
Duncan Huyler has succeeded Mr. Rizzo as CEO of the United States Polo Association. Mr. Huyler served on several committees, including chairing the Interscholastic and Intercollegiate committee from 2010-2015. Prior to accepting his position as CEO, he held various senior leadership positions across multiple industries including retail, advertising, technology, manufacturing and finance.
Lastly, thank you to the other outgoing governors of the board. They all volunteered countless hours to the sport of polo and helped lead the association to its most successful year.
The USPA welcomes the new officers and governors; and we look forward to a prosperous future.